City of Ottawa – Seniors can get tickets for a Canada Day breakfast with the Mayor

Dear Glebe Annex residents,

Please find the following enclosed email from the City of Ottawa regarding a free Canada Day breakfast with the Mayor for seniors.

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For immediate release:
May 19, 2016

Seniors can get tickets for a Canada Day breakfast with the Mayor

Ottawa – Tickets are now available for the Mayor’s Canada Day Celebration for Seniors, which will take place on Friday, July 1 from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

Returning to the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park again this year, this sponsored event includes breakfast, served until 10:30 a.m., as well as door prizes and live entertainment. Please note that there is no reserved seating, and tickets are required for entry.

Tickets are available by calling the City of Ottawa at 613-580-2424, Ext. 25683 or by emailing protocolrsvp@ottawa.ca by Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis while quantities last, with a limit of two tickets per person.

A limited number of VIP tickets will be available to couples celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary in 2016. These tickets are available by calling the City of Ottawa at 613-580-2424, ext. 25683.

For additional information about the event, call 3-1-1 or visit ottawa.ca.

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Pour diffusion immédiate
Le 19 mai 2016

Distribution des billets pour le petit-déjeuner du maire avec les aînés à l’occasion de la fête du Canada

Ottawa – Les billets pour le Petit-déjeuner du maire avec les aînés à l’occasion de la fête du Canada, qui aura lieu le vendredi 1er juillet de 8 h 30 à 11 h, sont maintenant disponibles.

De retour encore cette année au pavillon Aberdeen du parc Lansdowne, ce petit-déjeuner parrainé par des commanditaires est servi jusqu’à 10 h 30; des prix de présence et des divertissements sont également au programme. Veuillez noter qu’aucune place assise n’est réservée, mais qu’un billet d’entrée est requis pour assister à l’événement.

On peut obtenir des billets en appelant la Ville d’Ottawa, au 613 580-2424, poste 25683, ou par courriel, à l’adresse protocolersvp@ottawa.ca, d’ici au mercredi 22 juin 2016. Les billets, limités à deux par personne, sont distribués selon le principe du premier arrivé, premier servi.

Quelques billets VIP sont également mis à la disposition des couples célébrant leur 50e anniversaire de mariage en 2016. Les personnes intéressées peuvent se procurer ces billets en appelant la Ville d’Ottawa, au 613 580-2424, poste 25683.

Pour en savoir davantage au sujet de l’événement, composez le 3-1-1 ou consultez le site ottawa.ca

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Hydro Ottawa Community Forum – May 26, 2016

GACA residents,

Please find the following enclosed message from Hydro Ottawa regarding a community forum next Thursday, May 26th regarding its programs and initiatives.

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Good afternoon,

A friendly reminder that Hydro Ottawa will host its very first Community Forum next Thursday, May 26th as part of our commitment to share information with our stakeholders and we encourage all Councillors and Community Association representatives to attend the event!

Hydro Ottawa will share information on programs that are offered to our community as well as initiatives that are currently underway. Following the information session, a Q&A will take place.

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry Rd.

Hydro Ottawa representatives will present on the following topics:
· What is Hydro Ottawa
· Planned work/power outages
· Tree trimming
· Conservation programs
· Low income assistance programs
· Connecting with Hydro Ottawa

We encourage you to share this information with the Community Association representatives within your ward.

All guests are asked to please RSVP by this Friday, May 20th.

We hope to see you there!

Lindsay Armstrong
Community Engagement Officer/ Agente d’engagement communautaire
Tel./tél.: 613-738-5499 | ext./poste 523
Cell.: 613-299-0790
lindsayarmstrong@hydroottawa.com

Hydro Ottawa Limited / Hydro Ottawa limitée
3025 Albion Road North, PO Box 8700 / chemin Albion Nord, C.P. 8700
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3S4

www.hydroottawa.com

Ottawa Police Service: Ottawa Police Week

Please find enclosed the following email from the Ottawa Police Service.

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The following message is sent on behalf of the Ottawa Police Service.

Please share this message widely and be sure to check out our Police Week video.

Since 1970, Police Week in Ontario has been observed in May to coincide with International Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, which is May 15th. The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services has designated May 15 to 21, 2016 as Police Week in Ontario and this year’s theme is “Discover Policing for Safer Communities”.

Police Week affords us an opportunity to promote the bonds between police officers and personnel and the people they serve. Without public trust, police services cannot serve their communities effectively. For community policing to have a positive impact on our communities, we need individuals, families, businesses, and community groups to work together

A career in policing affords the women and men who serve as sworn police officers and civilian personnel with many opportunities to make a difference in their communities. That is why we place a great deal of importance on attracting highly qualified and motivated people from many different backgrounds as policing professionals.

“This year, our Community Development Section, our Community Police Centre officers and their volunteers are inviting Ottawa residents to get to know their police service and officers better during Police Week,” said Chief Charles Bordeleau. “The Week also provides an opportunity for the public to discover policing.

Everyone is welcomed to join us at the four fun filled events held in Ottawa to learn about the role police plays every day, the many facets of law enforcement and community policing, the amazing work of so many of our officers and the rewarding careers that await those who embark on a law enforcement career.

PIA

Le message suivant est émis au nom de la service policiers d’Ottawa

S’il vous plaît partager largement les informations et être sûr de visionner notre vidéo « Semaine de la police ».

Depuis 1970, la Semaine de la police est observée en Mai afin de coïncider avec le Jour commémoratif international des agents de la paix, qui est célébré le 15 mai. Le ministère de la Sécurité communautaire et des Services correctionnels a désigné la semaine du 11 au 15 mai 2016 comme Semaine de la police en Ontario, et son thème cette année sera  « Découvrir les services policiers pour des collectivités plus sûres ».

La Semaine de la police nous donne l’occasion de faire valoir les liens existant entre les agents et le personnel policiers et les gens dont ils sont au service. Sans la confiance du public, un service de police ne peut servir sa communauté avec efficacité. Pour que la police communautaire ait un effet favorable sur nos communautés, les particuliers, les familles, les entreprises et les groupes communautaires doivent collaborer entre eux.

Une carrière dans la police offre, aux femmes et aux hommes qui font partie du personnel policier assermenté ou civil, de nombreuses occasions d’agir concrètement au sein de leur communauté. Voilà pourquoi le Service de Police d’Ottawa (SPO) accorde beaucoup d’importance au fait d’attirer vers les métiers policiers des gens hautement qualifiés et motivés issus d’une multitude de milieux.

« La Semaine de la Police offre au public d’Ottawa l’occasion de découvrir ses services policiers et de mieux comprendre le travail effectué par nos membres assermentés et civils en vue d’assurer la sûreté de notre ville, » déclare le chef Charles Bordeleau. « Je tiens à remercier les organisateurs de leurs efforts consacrés à mettre sur pied cette série d’activités. »

Notre Section du développement communautaire, les agents de nos Centres de police communautaire et leurs bénévoles vous accueilleront lors des quatre activités emballantes présentées à Ottawa pour éclairer le rôle que joue quotidiennement la police, les nombreuses facettes de l’application de la loi et de la police communautaire, le travail incroyable de tant de nos agents, sans oublier les carrières valorisantes s’offrant à ceux qui choisissent un métier dans la police.

PAO

Honour, Courage, Service

This e-mail originates from the City of Ottawa e-mail system. Any distribution, use or copying of this e-mail or the information it contains by other than the intended recipient(s) is unauthorized. Thank you.

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Glebe Report – Annual General Meeting

Please find that following message from the Glebe Report regarding their upcoming AGM on Monday, May 16, 2016 at 7 PM.

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As previously announced, the Annual General Meeting of the Glebe Report Association will be held Monday May 16 from 7pm in the Pantry at the Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Ave. All members of the Association are invited to attend. In addition other members of the community are welcome to observe. Those who quality for membership (by living working or volunteering in the Glebe) are invited to become members of the Association.

Attached is a draft agenda for Monday’s meeting, draft minutes of the previous AGM for approval and a summary outlining the Association’s financial situation. Comprehensive documentation on the financial state of the Association will be available at Monday’s meeting.

Note that David Reevely, investigative journalist whose writings enliven our daily diet of the Ottawa Citizen, and Glebe resident, has agreed to provide some personal views about contemporary journalism and changes in the industry.

At the last AGM it was agreed that our Board should normally be composed of nine members. On the eve of the AGM we are one short of that number. Please considering becoming a board member.

I look forward to seeing you on Monday.

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Agenda – Glebe Report AGM

Cleaning the Capital with GACA: Spring Edition

Dear Glebe Annex Residents,

I would like to thank everyone who came out on Saturday, May 7th to help clean up our neighbourhood and get it ready for an exciting summer. Working together, over a dozen residents cleaned up our neighbourhood’s streets and the Dalhousie South Park. Walking around the neighbourhood on Sunday, it was apparent how all of your hard work has made our community an even more beautiful place to live. Congratulations. I hope that you all had a great time and you’ll join us again in the Fall. If you want to get more involved, please join us at one of our executive meetings. Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18th in the Meeting Room at the Glebe Community Centre. You look forward you there. In the meantime, please find some photos of our cleanup posted below.

Regards,

Scott Blurton
President, Glebe Annex Community Association

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Preliminary Design and Environmental Assessment Study for the Rehabilitation / Replacement of Ottawa Queensway Mid-town Bridges from Holland Avenue to O’Connor Street (G.W.P. 4075-11-00) – Notice of Submission of Transportation Environmental Study

May 2, 2016

 

To Whom This May Concern,

Re:         Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) – Preliminary Design and Environmental Assessment Study for the Rehabilitation / Replacement of Ottawa Queensway Mid-town Bridges from Holland Avenue to O’Connor Street (G.W.P. 4075-11-00) – Notice of Submission of Transportation Environmental Study Report 

THE STUDY – The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has retained Morrison Hershfield Limited (MH) to undertake a preliminary design and environmental assessment study for the rehabilitation and / or replacement of twenty-three bridges (twelve locations) on Highway 417 (Ottawa Queensway) from Holland Avenue to O’Connor Street, in the City of Ottawa. This study determined the appropriate strategy for the rehabilitation or replacement of the bridges. The study areas are shown below.

Several alternatives were reviewed for each bridge including structural and construction staging options in order to minimize disruption to the Queensway. In addition, engineering, environmental, and property requirements have been established, along with the identification of mitigation measures to reduce or negate short and long term residual effects. Technically Preferred Alternatives have been identified for all twenty-three bridges and the recommendation is for rehabilitation of bridges at Holland, Parkdale, Fairmont, Bayswater, Bank and O’Connor and replacement of bridges at the CPR/O-Train, Preston, Rochester, Booth, Bronson and Percy. Full closures of the Queensway will be required for the bridge replacements for up to 82 hours at a time over a long weekend with Queensway traffic detoured to municipal streets including: Booth Street, Bronson Avenue, Carling Avenue, Catherine Street, Chamberlain Avenue, Gladstone Avenue, Kent Street, Somerset Street, Riverside Drive and Rochester Street. Other localized lane reductions, closures and detours will be required for general traffic, transit, cyclists and pedestrians.

 

THE PROCESS – This Study was completed in accordance with the Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000)process for a Group “B” project. External agency and public consultation took place throughout the study. As required, a Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR) has been prepared which includes a summary of the undertaking, consultation process, the existing environmental issues, alternatives evaluation, and the mitigation measures that have been developed to address environmental concerns. The public is encouraged to review this report. It will be available from Wednesday, May 4, 2016 until Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at the following locations:

Ottawa Public Library – Main Branch

120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa

tel: 613-580-2940

Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Hintonburg Community Centre

1064 Wellington Street, Ottawa

tel: 613-798-8874

Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ottawa Public Library – Sunnyside Branch 1049 Bank Street, Ottawa

tel: 613-580-2940

Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Friday: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

McNabb Recreation Centre

180 Percy Street, Ottawa

tel: 613-564-1070

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Plant Recreation Centre

930 Somerset Street West, Ottawa

tel: 613-232-3000

Monday to Friday: 6:45 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Saturday: 7:45 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday: 7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

City of Ottawa Service Centre 

110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

If, following consultation with MTO and MH, you have serious unresolved concerns with the project, you have the right to request the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change (77 Wellesley Street West, 11th Floor, Ferguson Block, Toronto, Ontario, M7A 2T5) to “bump-up” (i.e., make a Part II Order under the Environmental Assessment Act) this project. A Part II Order may lead to the preparation of an Individual EA. The Part II Order request must be received by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change at the above address by June 8, 2016, and a copy of the request should be forwarded to MTO at the address below. If there are no outstanding concerns after June 8, 2016, the project will be considered to have met the requirements of the Class EA.

COMMENTS  If you would like to provide comments, or require additional project information, please contact the Consultant or MTO Project Manager listed below or visit the project website at www.queenswaymidtownbridges.com:

Steve Taylor, P.Eng., Project Manager

Morrison Hershfield / BT Engineering

2440 Don Reid Drive

Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 1E1
tel: 613-228-4813, toll free: 1-855-228-4813

fax: 613-280-1305

e-mail: steven.taylor@bteng.com

Peter Freure, P.Eng., Senior Project Engineer

Ministry of Transportation
1355 John Counter Boulevard
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 5A3
tel: 613-547-1740, toll free 1-800-267-0295
fax: 613-540-5106

e-mail: peter.freure@ontario.ca

While accessible locations are being used in accordance with the Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA), if you have any other ODA requirements in order review the TESR at the locations listed above, please contact one of the Project Team members. All information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (2009). With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record. Pour des renseignements en français veuillez communiquer avec Karine Bertrand au: (613) 739-2910 ou KBertrand@morrisonhershfield.com.

Yours truly,

 

Steve Taylor, P.Eng.

Project Manager

c.c.         Peter Freure, Senior Project Engineer, MTO Eastern Region Planning & Design Section

Kevin Ogilvie, MTO Senior Environmental Planner

Andrew Harkness, Consultant Environmental Manager

PSA: Call to artists to paint murals on underpasses

For immediate release:
May 4, 2016

Call to artists to paint murals on underpasses

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa is seeking artists to paint murals on two underpass walls located at the Laurier Avenue underpasses at Colonel By Drive and the Queen Elizabeth Parkway.

The City chose to enhance these underpasses as they are key gateways to downtown Ottawa and their proximity to the Rideau Canal. This year, artists who submit mural designs are required to incorporate a celebration of the canal’s historical and cultural significance.

Interested artists can visit ottawa.ca for more information on the application process and selection criteria. Each wall will feature a community-inspired mural developed by the selected artists based on public consultations. The designs will be chosen by an independent panel of local artists and community members.

Selected artists will be announced in early August and they will be expected to complete the artwork by the end of September 2016.

Outdoor murals can bring vitality and civic pride to community cores. They have also proven to be successful in managing graffiti.

For more information, call 3-1-1 or email mural@ottawa.ca.

This is the third year that the City has chosen to paint murals on underpasses. Previous underpass locations that have been revitalized with murals are:

  • Bank Street at the Queensway
  • Carling Avenue at the Queensway
  • Metcalfe Street at the Queensway
  • Riverside Drive at Bronson Avenue

For more information on the City’s mural programs, and photos of completed underpass murals, please visit ottawa.ca.

 

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